What is it about?

Duodenal leaks can be closed solely with endoscopic vacuum therapy. No operation required.

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Why is it important?

A open-pore drainage construted out of a polyurethan foam and drainage tube is placed into the doudenal lumen and connected to a electronic vacuum device. Leak was closed within a few days.

Perspectives

Intracorporal vacuum therapy can be placed at any intestinal region with an endoscop. It can be uses successfully to close a duodenal leakage as shown first in this study.

Dr Gunnar Loske
Katholisches Marienkrankenhaus GmbH

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This page is a summary of: Endoscopic intraluminal vacuum therapy of duodenal perforation, Endoscopy, March 2010, Thieme Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1243947.
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